About the Oregon Zoo Foundation


Pride. It’s what we feel every day. Pride in inspiring hope and action for animal welfare. Pride in providing an opportunity for our community to further our mission. Pride in knowing that we are louder and stronger together.

The zoo provides comprehensive care for its animals. The foundation elevates that care through the collaboration of countless individuals and organizations, giving the zoo’s veterinarians, keepers, wildlife experts the resources they need where they’re needed most.

We don’t take giving for granted, but gifts, grants and sponsorships don’t just feed the animals. They are more than a dollar amount. They raise the volume for the animals’ voices. They represent global impact and animal welfare. And, they are a connection to you.

We are the Oregon Zoo Foundation.

The mission of the foundation is to foster community pride and involvement in the Oregon Zoo and to secure financial support for the zoo’s conservation, education and animal welfare programs. We work with individual donors, corporations and community organizations that share our dedication to creating a better future for wildlife.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and we've funded more than $96 million for animal welfare, conservation, capital infrastructure and other important initiatives at the zoo, since 1997. We see our generous supporters in the work of the zoo every day. Members, donors and partners help us facilitate the exceptional care of the zoo’s animals, down to every bucket of herring for the penguins. The foundation is a philanthropic outlet for the community to invest deeply in the care of animals.

Donate with confidence

Independent organizations, Guidestar and Charity Navigator, have awarded the Oregon Zoo Foundation with high ratings because we follow industry best practices in fundraising and we are good stewards of donor support. Make a gift today!

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Julie Fitzgerald, Executive Director, 503-220-5747

Maria Reyes, Director of Development, 503-220-2451

For inquiries about making a gift to the Oregon Zoo Foundation, advocacy for wildlife and healthy habitats, foundation events or how to get involved, please email foundation@oregonzoo.org and we’ll make sure to connect you to the right person!

4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221
Office: 503-220-2493

Oregon Zoo Foundation EIN: 93-0718337

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